Monday, May 22, 2017

[REVIEW] Xierra's Thermal Pants Latest Innovation

Reviewing the Xierra's Thermal Pants
Being a busy person myself, I admit that it can be hectic to struggle work and exercising as time isn't always on my side. But thanks to Xierra's Thermal pants, I can sweat away in a shorter time frame. YAS! And this time around, Xierra is proud to announce its latest innovation which comes in a chic design. You might have noticed that i wrote about Xierra before, but trust me, things just literally got better! 

Two different materials combined
The sporty definition of the best of both worlds
The latest design features full coverage with additional new features and it has definitely got me hooked. If you have yet to check it out, let me spill the beans for ya. The latest design features a special mix of materials where it's more focused on burning your fat around your upper thights while the bottom part has been designed to be super comfortable and flexible to move in. Got myself to test it out in the gym, and i have to admit that its really comfy to work out in this too. 

Easy streching without discomfort
And these pants dont stop me from kicking higher.
To keep it short, the first time I wore it, I felt as if I was wearing shorts that were not too exposed. (Amen to that!) And since I wanted to burn some fat around my thighs, this had to be the perfect solution to include into my weekly workouts. Hehe. Just a heads up, I'll just highlight that my upper thighs felt super heaty within the first 20 minutes, but at the same time, my lower thighs were nicely wrapped in a dry-fit kind of material. LAV IT! 

Cant go a week without your squats
Abs control

Squats with weights, no problem!
Good News as I'm proud to announce that Xierra has finally launched their latest thermal heat pants which again I find it super trendy and unique in its own way. Other than burning extra calories, the design is indeed one of its kind as I've never seen any sports attire like this before. So to those who are a little shy about exposing your skin, well I hope this would be something that excites you.

Woops, just showing off some butt details.

Passed out for working out too hard
And there you have it! Be sure to visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/xierra.official  and check them out to know more details on the brand. I have to say as a conclusion, Xierra Thermal Pants are highly recommended for fitness geeks and for those who wants to burn more calories in a shorter time. So what are you waiting for? *wink

Sara xx

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[REVIEW] Break your fast at Street Thai | Jaya One

The Ramadhan Buffet at Streat Thai
YES! To welcome the fasting season with about a week away, it's time to prepare yourself with some real food, and this blog post goes out to those who are craving for authentic Thai cuisines within Klang Valley. Now, the place that I'm about to introduce would be called Streat Thai, located in Jaya One in Petaling Jaya, and they serve Thai food the way it should be. Being Street Thai just within my backyard, I have to admit that I'm super excited to find out that they're joining the Ramadhan season by providing Muslims a Ramadhan Buffet offer from the 27th May to 24th June 2017. Now let's talk about the food!

APPETIZERS

The array of appetizers
Hor Mok Chicken
Grilled items and pandan chicken
Nam Phrik Shrimp Paste Sauce, definitely not something easy to get just anywhere
Minced Chicken with Herb
More appetizers!
With a variety of dishes being served, it would definitely please your cravings when anyone breaks their fast at Street Thai. Serving over 60 authentic Thai and other Cuisines, you will definitely be spoiled with choices when you're there. I know I was spoilt with choices! Hehe. For appetizers, we have am Phrik Shrimp Pase Sauce, Mince Chicken with Herb, Pandan Chicken and so much more! I really had a hard time to decide on what to have, but that doesn't mean I'm complaining. Hehe. And really, may I just add that it beats the typical idea of having salads as an appetizer?

SOUPS

Chicken Tom Yum anyone? Thai style!
Or for a less spicy version, Tom Ka khai?
As for the mains, you will be spoiled with so many choices and the few that I noticed would be of course the classic Tom Yum chicken soup (cause how can we not have tom yum soup right?), Tom Kha Khai (milder tom yum chicken soup), cabbage chicken soup and tofu soup with minced chicken. Yummy. Personally speaking, i was more fond to the Tom Yum Chicken and Tom Ka Khai, representing thai soups as it should be, which has like a sweet, sour, slightly spicy taste to the broth. Mmmm, just talking about makes me want more.

MAIN DISHES


And the list goes on with different types of seafood, meat, and veggies!
For the mains, we have garlic chicken, sweet and sour chicken skin, vegetables, panaeng beef/lamb, black pepper beef, pad pet catfish and more! Initially, when I was browsing through the array, I fancied a section which was filled with grilled meat which I was surprised went pretty well with the other dishes served that day. It has almost everything covered for you, to cater to those who crave for sour dishes, or sweet dishes or spicy dishes, and it's super satisfying to see so much food in one location. This would be the heaven for those who loves the Thai cuisine.

DESSERTS

I was so happy to see Red Ruby being on the list!
And don't we all love our mango sticky rice as desserts?
And how can we miss out on desserts? I'm sure the first thing that pops into your mind when it comes to Thai desserts, that should be the mango sticky rice! And guess what? They have it served too, with an unlimited flow to satisfy your cravings. Hehe. They also have the Tako Taro, the Sangkhaya Pumpkin, Coconut Jelly, Sago in Coconut Milk, Red Ruby, Kanom Tom and more. There were some desserts that I was a little unfamiliar, but I'm glad that Streat Thai decided to serve it as well to let the guest get a bite of thai desserts during the Ramadhan season.

PRICE & LOCATION

The array is filled with options!
Loving the street-like ambiance
Bon-appetite or shall I say กินให้อร่อย?
Now time for the serious part. The price per person to enjoy this Ramadan Buffet would be RM48.90++ per adult and RM19.90++ per child. PROMOTION ALERT! But if you book 7 days in advance, you'll only need to pay RM39.90++ per adult, which you may need to plan ahead as seats are limited daily. It's located in Jaya One, and the Ramadhan Buffet would be served daily from 7 pm to 9.30pm during the fasting season from 27th May to 24th June 2017. I would honestly say its best that you make reservations to avoid disappointment. And there you have it! Break your fast with thai food at Streat Thai in Petaling Jaya. For the price you're paying, it's definitely worth it if you ask me. Hehe. Be sure to drop by their social sites if you're looking to find out more about Street Thai. xx

Streat Thai at Jaya One

Reservations:
+603-7496-1297

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[REVIEW] Swissvita | Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum

Reviewing the Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum
Hi, everyone! Today I'll be sharing with you a thing or two about the Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum which I recently got about 2 weeks ago. Being a person who loves being outdoors, I think I realize that you tend to occasionally get these fugly black spots on your skin, or alternatively known as pigment spots. I usually use sunblock when I go out, but sometimes when im out too long, even sunblock cant prevent me from getting pigment spots. And just to keep things short, here's my solution to reduce pigment spots effectively.

Some list of ingredients for those who are concerned.
The Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum came all the way from Taiwan and being a beauty freak, I must say that Taiwan is catching up with Korea and Japan when it comes to producing skincare. A little background check on Swissvita which began in early 2007, what caught my attention the most would be that they had the innovation of combining the essence of European beauty and Asian technology. Swissvita made its mark when they have resolved skin concerns from their customers by helping them reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.

It's additive free guys!
It comes in a minimalist packaging, making it look clinical and neat. To me, the highlight would be that it's additive free! Which also means that it's free from paraben, alcohol, fragrance and pigment. As obvious as it is, the Swiss Ant-Spot Serum is a serum that is water based, lightweight, non-greasy and will not leave your skin feeling like there's a layer of ickiness which we all hate. I can be very particular when it comes to the texture of the serum, but this was acceptable, where it leaves my skin feeling comfortable.

Whats in the box: A tube of cream + Instructions
To use: Squeeze a pearl size and smooth over face
After about a week of using the Swissvita on my skin, i noticed that it helps lighten up the dark spots on my skin (especially the reason to my dark spots are usually because I like to pop my pimples too soon. GUILTY AS CHARGED!) But yes, thankfully with the Swissvita Anti-Spot Serum, other than reducing dark spots, it also reduces acne spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation on my skin. Thanks to a special ingredient called 3-0 Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a better form of Vitamin C which has been proven to lighten and brighten your skin effortlessly. Results are not too obvious, but it does lighten the pigment. Not to forget that it also contains AC-11 and Vitamin 12 which are usually known to repair the skin, and to enhance collagen production too, which made this serum suitable for multipurpose usage. [BONUS POINTS]

VERDICT


Lightweight texture [HIGHLIGHT]
As a verdict, i would say that it would be too soon to tell me how good the serum works in the long run, but within about a week of usage, I must say that it has slightly reduced pigment spots on my skin. YAY! I can't guarantee that it would totally clear off pigment spots, but I must emphasize that within just a week of usage, it did make my pigment spots less visible. This blog post is to be updated in a month or two for long-term results, so if you're looking to see results, be sure to come back and visit my blog! I'll include photos too as proof. hehe



And there you have it, if you're trying to find solutions on how to reduce dark spots, be sure to check out the Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum. A tube of the Swissvita Micrite 3D All Use Anti-Spot Serum would cost you RM130, but currently, they're having a promotion where you can by 2 at RM230 or but 3 at RM325!

Swissvita


Hard Rock Cafe KL | 2017 World Burger Tour Lineup

Hard Rock Cafe's 2017 World Burger Tour
Im sure music lovers would always have a  soft spot for Hard Rock Cafe, especially when they're exclusively located in some countries around the world. And this year, Hard Rock is proud to anounce that the Hard Rock World Burger Tour is back to take guest on an international adventure. This is a limited time offer, inpired by the taste and flavours from all around the world as it hits tables at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations around the world from 1st  May 2017 up through 25th June 2017.

How can you say no to burgers?
With over 160 local burgers available across the world, 4 exclusive flavors has been lined up to be a part of the 2017 World Burger Tour! Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus will feature some exciting burgers in the World Burger Tour. And i warn you, as images can get you drooling! Dont tell me i didnt warn you. Scroll away to feast your eyes to the burgers that will be featured in Hard Rock Cafe KL.

Colombian Plantain Burger | Cartagena, Columbia

The Colombian Plantain burger
First up in line would be the Colombian Plantain Burger from Cartagena, Columbia. It features flavours from South American, savoury and sweet with a combination of caramelized onions, turkey bacon (yums!), and Monterey Jack Cheese, spicked with molasses and topped with fried plantains on a juicy beef patty. Perfectly paired with crispy plantain chips and mojo sauce. If you love texture in your burgers, this has to be the burger that would be dancing in your mouth.

Banh Mi Burger | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Next would be the Banh Mi Burger
Imagine Banh Mi in a form of a burger, 
Next would be something from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, featuring their Banh Mi Burger. This burger is coated in tangy house-made Vietnamese glaze, topped with sliced cucumbers and pickled vegetables, accompanied by a garnishment of cilantro and green onions all on a beef patty. A bite of this burger would really bring your taste buds back to Vietnam. No doubt! If you love veggies or if you prefer your burger to have a balance of meat and veggies, then why not try this! I guess for those who seek for light meals wont feel too bad digging into this.

Tennessee BBQ Burger | United States

Since i love my patty juicy, i gotta say that this would be my fav pick!
 And how can we not miss out on the burgers from Tennessee in the United States? The Tennessee BBQ Burger is like a good country ballad, bringing you happy tears with Memphis dry rubbed premium beef topped with pickle slices, Memphis slaw, pulled lamb, tangy Barbecue Sauce, crispy onions and cheddar. If you love the classic burger, well this might be the burger that you wouldnt want to miss out on. I promised myself that i'll be back for more of this soon!

Greek Burger | Greece

Greek burger anyone?
A close up on thier simmered eggplant + yogurt sauce
Always wanted to visit Athens, but never gotten the chance to? Well Hard Rock also took the effor to bring over the Greek Burger for you guys to get a taste of Greece. This burger has a unique combination where the beef patty is piled high with slow simmered eggplant and salad enriched with fresh herbs and vegetables, finished with a dollop of haydari yogurt sauce, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato.

Every burger from the 2017 World Burger Tour Lineup would come with their signature fries

Opps guiilty for ordering more food while we were there. Teehee
To those who seek adventure in terms of flavours, well this is your chance! The Local legendary burgers are served with lettuce, tomato and paired with the ultimate sidekick, the classic Hard Rock's Savory Artisan french fries. Throughout World Burger Tour, each french fry selection is paired with a complementary signature dipping sauce ; ft. Hard Rock's classic seasoned french fries or the additional new offerings, Garlic Fries with Garlic Aioli or Spiced Curry Fries with Tandoori mayonnaise. Take note that additional charges may apply.

Raising our glasses cause its just too pretty not to.
Theres always room for dessert! Presenting the chocolate Brownie
and the Chocolate mudpie
After getting a taste of each of these burgers during their tour, i have to admit that these burgers were prepared and created to be legendary. Featuring the highest wuality meats, fresh ingredients, savoury sauces and rich, melted cheeses, it would be most likely to call you coming back for more. YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD! Among the 4 flavours, i honestly have to say that my ultimate favourite would be the Tennessee BBQ Burger as you cant go wrong with the classic. But when it comes to a more unique combination, i'd recommend you to try the Greek Burger with haydari yogurt sauce. Just talking about me got my mouth watering.

And if you stay longer, you may get to enjoy live music being played on stage.
For more information on the World Burger Tour, you can always visit www.hardrock.com for more deets. World Burger Tours may vary by location, and it would be best to consult you local cafe for a full list of featured burgers, xx

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Shopee's Ramadhan Campaign | Cahaya Raya

Shopee introduced Cahaya Raya
To online shopping geeks, Shopee would be no stranger to you as it happens to be the leading mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. I'm proud to share with you that Shopee is announcing its biggest ever Raya campaign, the Cahaya Raya Bersama Shopee. I have to admit that Raya this year just got even better when it involves shopping! Hehe. Starting from 15th May 2017 onwards, Shopee is offering massive discounts, a daily contest where you can stand a chance to win yourself prizes! Find out more by scrolling below:

COD for those who are unfamiliar with online shopping
With Hari Raya being one of its main celebration in Malaysia, Shopee decides to give back by working with official shops such as Nestle, Unilever, Senheng, Huawei, OPPO and ASOTV to bring 45 days of non-stop deals for everybody. Not to also forget that Shopee is collaborating with pos Malaysia to launch its Cash-on-Delivery program to reach out to a massive base within the Klang Valley all the way to Tanjung Karang and Banting to join in the festivities. It's now bigger and better!

Ian Ho, Shopee's Regional Managing Director sharing some exciting details on the contest / giveaway
So what do you need to look out for? Well from the 15th May to 30th June 2017, the Cahaya Raya Bersama Shopee with feature over 20 campaigns which includes special sales from official shops and 25,000 products from over 10 categories up to a massive 90% discount! Thus, be sure to keep a look out on Shopee on their 45 days of surprise giveaways where you can stand a chance to win televisions, smartphones, and cameras! Definitely a chance not to be missed.

Join now by submitting  your entry here : https://shp.ee/be4tpcm
Be sure to follow Shopee on facebook and keep yourself updated with contests for Shopee users, including Make a Wish for Mom, Selamat Berbuka Snaps and Berapa duit Raya. There will also be events such as the Shopee Uni Bahasa Melayu Tour and Hijab Stars Recharge Event to keep a look out for. These classes will be conducted in Bahasa Melayu to assist bumiputra entrepreneurs to better understand the aspects of online selling. This will start in KL and Selangor (17th May 2017), Kuantan, Pahang (24th May 2017) and end in Alor Setar, Kedah (6th June 2017). How exciting!

Time to shop with Shopee!
With so much to expect during the year's Raya, be sure to not missout the Shopee shopping journey for the whole family at http://cahayaraya.shopee.com.my/ or alternatively download the Shopee App through Google Play and App Store pronto! I've kept my calendar checked to make sure i don't miss out on their giveaways and offers, what about you? Hehe. I shall take this opportunity wishing Muslims from all around the world 'Selamat Berpuasa', don't forget to start your shopping ahead with Shopee. xx

Shopee